Recently I wrote an article about using Chloroquine/Zithromax as a first line treatment for the Wuhan Coronavirus. However, I am still concerned. As I listen to the medical experts, I fear that they are waiting far too long to use them. Instead of prescribing these drugs when someone tests positive, they are waiting until someone exhibits a certain set of advanced disease symptoms – cough, fever, shortness of breath. This virtually guarantees a substantial number of hospitalizations and intensive usage of medical equipment to try to catch up to the effects of the virus before it kills the patient.
I suggest that a positive test for the Wuhan coronavirus should be sufficient for the prescribing of Chloroquine/Zithromax. Obviously, some apparently healthy people will be unnecessarily treated – although the number of those is unknown and, significantly, a number of them are actually spreading the virus. What is critical is that every positive case is treated as this means that the impact of the contagion will be reduced to a minimum. In addition, it also means that individuals who don’t test positive are protected because they are minimally exposed to the virus carriers. (If, the virus effects are eliminated within a few days as opposed to a few weeks, the probability of an innocent person being infected is a lot less and possibly near zero.)
The medical community represented by the CDC and others within the federal government have fallen victim to bureaucratic standards and regulations in the midst of a situation where such standards and regulations actually injure and kill. As much as I appreciate the comments of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, both of whom are eminently qualified, I am struck by their adherence to the processes of science rather than science in action. I get the impression that personal protection equipment, hospital beds and ventilators are more important than preventing an infected individual from getting into the hospitalization que where those things are needed.
The bottom line: If someone tests positive, they should immediately be put on the Chloroquine/Zithromax and they should self-monitor to see if their symptoms advance. If they do advance, then a medical professional should be called to see if other treatments are needed including extreme isolation or early hospitalization.
One final thought: Vaccines, anti-body infusions, and a host of other treatments aimed at defeating the Wuhan coronavirus are proceeding. However, at this point, Chloroquine and Zithromax are already available and have a very positive track record as both a preventative and treatment. Essentially, they can successfully suppress the contagion, treat it without hospitalization, or buy time for the next round of more robust treatments.
And maybe, just maybe, we can get America back on a stable economic and social footing.